Emergency management staff is preparing for treacherous weather this weekend.
Forecast models have Tropical Storm Hanna headed right for central North Carolina.
And Tropical Storm Ike is right on its heels. There’s also another storm, Josephine, emerging in the Atlantic, according to the National Weather Service.
WAKE FOREST - Carolyn Barham Journigan, 61, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 3) in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, with the Rev. J. Marshall Neathery officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.
SUMMERVILLE, SC - Shirley Stokes Taylor, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008 at her residence. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at St. James United Methodist Church, Greenville, N.C. A private entombment will be at Pinewood Memorial Park, Greenville.
FRANKLINTON - Molly Ann White, 92, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at Carebridge Assisted Living in Louisburg. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Mount Herman Christian Church cemetery, Garner.
LOUISBURG - Funeral services for Haywood L. Foster Jr., 53, who died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Perry’s School Alumnae Building, with Bishop Geanie Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Foster family cemetery.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally funded, supplemental food program which provides nutritional foods to help babies and young children improve their developmental growth.
Young children need essential vitamins and minerals in their diet. If a child does not receive the proper nutrients, he can become more susceptible to illnesses. Many illnesses can be related to undernourishment of children such as marasmus, kwashiorkor, rickets and scurvy.
North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Hans Ellefson of Troop C, District 3, above, accompanied by Long Mill Elementary Assistant Principal Carleen Jones, led a school bus safety presentation for all the teachers and students of the school Aug. 29. They discussed the rules of riding a school bus (such as keeping hands, feet and head inside the bus at all times, remaining seated on the bus, not getting up and walking around while moving, not throwing trash or items of any kind out the windows, only speaking to the person seated next to you).
Tar River Veterinary Hospital of Franklinton, with Dr. Elyse Goldman and staff, will sponsor a Fall Rabies Clinic.
The schedule is as follows:
The Edward Best High School Class of ‘48 celebrated its 60th class reunion on June 21 at the Murphy House in Louisburg. Above, left to right, are Jerry Ball, Minnie Inscoe Champion, Barbara Stallings Bailey, Elizabeth Edwards Smith, Paul Lamm, Elaine Lancaster Stallings, Marie Gupton Denton and Lucy Leonard Colbert.
BUNN - Bunn parlayed a blocked punt into the eventual game-winning touchdown in the third quarter of last Friday’s 14-8 backyard rivalry victory over the Southern Nash Firebirds at the BHS Football Field.
With the score tied at 8-8 late in the third stanza, Bunn blocked an SN punt and took over at the Firebirds’ 21-yard line.
Five snaps later, BHS fullback Justin Rodgers dove into the end zone from 1-yard out, marking his second score of the night.
RALEIGH -- Louisburg was doomed by six turnovers -- including four interceptions -- during a season-opening, 21-8 road loss Friday against the Ravenscroft Ravens.
LHS’ defense was solid, limiting the high-powered Ravens’ offense to 134 total yards. But Louisburg, despite picking up 280 total yards, could muster only one touchdown during the contest.
FRANKLINTON -- After disappointing setbacks the night before, Franklinton and Northern Nash didn’t necessarily want to be playing in the third-place match last Saturday afternoon at the Garman Homes Labor Day Cup.
In the semifinals of the eight-team event, host FHS had squandered a two-goal lead in losing to East Wake, while NN had dropped a shootout against Oxford Webb.
The threat of poor weather this weekend has forced the shift of at least one high school football game in the area.
There may be more schedule changes as the week progresses.
Friday’s slated varsity matchup between Elizabeth City Northeastern and Bunn has been moved to Thursday. Because of the travel distance from Elizabeth City to BHS on a weeknight, the contest has also been shifted up 30 minutes and will kick off at 7 p.m.
LOUISBURG -- Don’t accuse John Sala of easing into his new job as the Louisburg College football coach.
Not with long-time grid powerhouse Fork Union Military Academy serving as the opponent for Sala’s first game in charge of the LC program.
FUMA spoiled Sala’s debut last Friday, topping the Hurricanes by a 19-11 margin at the Louisburg High School Football Field.
TILLERY -- Franklinton went on the road last Friday and suffered a disappointing 32-6 setback at Southeast Halifax in a non-conference prep football matchup.
With the loss, Franklinton fell to 0-2 in Clark Harrell’s first season as head coach. Southeast, guided by former FHS mentor Richard Byrd, upped its overall mark to 2-0.
FRANKLINTON -- During the short history of boys soccer in Franklin County, rivals Bunn and Louisburg have competed in several close, memorable matchups.
Last Saturday’s fifth-place showdown at the Garman Homes Labor Day Cup, however, wasn’t one of them, as the Wildcats rolled to the lopsided victory.
FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Listed are last weekend’s results from Week Two of the North Carolina high school football season:
ZEBULON -- Carolina scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 4-4 tie and go on to defeat the Tennessee Smokies 7-4 at Five County Stadium in front of 4,736 fans in the regular season diamond finale of the Class AA Southern League.
Brett Sinkbeil pitched five innings for Carolina, allowing just two hits and one run. Todd Doolittle (W,5-3) earned the win for Carolina, pitching the eighth inning, allowing one run on one hit. Chris Mobley (S, 28) pitched the ninth inning for Carolina to earn the save.
Above, the dining area was empty when the truck plowed into Johnsons Farmers Market Restaurant in Youngsville.
An 18-wheeler crashed into the Johnsons Farmers Market Restaurant at 235 Park Ave. in Youngsville today around 8 a.m.
The Franklin County Regional Airport Commission selected a director this week — a Franklin County native with experience in the sky and in management.
Robert Southerland, an Air Force veteran and owner of Town and Country Supply in Louisburg, will begin work as the new airport director Sept. 15.
When Barack Obama took the stage at Invesco Field, becoming the first African-American to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, the opening of his speech was delayed for minutes by thunderous applause.
It was appropriate that his speech came on the 45-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights March on Washington where he gave his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. When Obama ended his speech 45 minutes later, his supporters, including Franklin County representatives, couldn’t stop talking about its effect.
Franklin Regional Medical Center’s doctors’ offices will be under Novant Medical Group ownership and operation beginning this coming week.
When the Winston-Salem health care entity bought a minority ownership in seven Health Management Associates hospitals — including FRMC — they offered doctors the opportunity to join the medical group.
FRANKLINTON — All kinds of cars, from a late model Mercedes Benz to 1950s Ford Coupes, were on display under a brilliant sun on Saturday.
None of their shimmer was brighter than the smile Wayne Daniels had on his face.
Daniels and his group, Habitual Customs Car and Truck Club, put on its first car show to raise money for Franklin County’s Boys and Girls Club.
In a move to increase operational flexibility and reduce costs, Wake Electric changed its engineering and operations group.
The result is 13 linemen were fired, immediately, on Wednesday.
All told, 16 positions were cut as three of the line positions were vacant.